Bruce A. Barker is President of Dream Home Consultants, LLC., a building inspection and
consulting firm. He has built or inspected more than 3,000 homes during his 25 years in the
construction and building inspection industries. Mr. Barker is a Residential Combination
Inspector, certified by the International Code Council. He is also a licensed contractor in
Arizona and Florida (both inactive), a certified building energy performance analyst, a certified
infrared thermographer, and a certified tile roof installer.
Mr. Barker is a member of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). He currently
serves as chairman of the Society’s national Standards of Practice Committee after prior service
on the Society’s Technical Committee. As Standards Committee chairman he helped develop
the ASHI standards of practice for predrywall and swimming pool inspections
Mr. Barker is a frequent contributor of technical articles, including The Word, to The ASHI
Reporter. He has also written articles for Home Energy, Builder News, and other publications.
His books include Everybody’s Building Code and Black & Decker Codes for Homeowners. He
has been interviewed many times by local and national media as an expert in home inspection.
He also develops and teaches advanced technical courses for home inspectors on topics such as
building codes, construction inspections, and pool inspections.
Mr. Barker is a member of the Arizona State Home Inspector Enforcement Advisory Committee.
This committee assists the Arizona State Board of Technical Registration in reviewing
applications from new home inspectors and in providing technical review and support in
complaints filed against home inspectors.
Mr. Barker graduated Cum Laude from the Indiana University School of Business with a degree
in Accounting. He also graduated from Indiana with an MBA in information systems and
studied law at the Indiana University Law School. He is a member of the Beta Alpha Psi and
Beta Gamma Sigma academic honor societies. Mr. Barker spent his early career as a consultant
with Peat Marwick (now KPMG), an international public accounting and consulting firm, and as
the owner of one of the first computer stores in the Midwest.